"What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Pablo Picasso on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Pablo Picasso on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Pablo Picasso on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Pablo Picasso on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Pablo Picasso on Winston Churchill
"It takes a long time to become young."
"Youth has no age."
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls."
"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web."
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
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